Hollywood star Matt Damon poses for a selfie with fan during visit to Jugiong

Hannah Sparks 7 May 2021 42
Matt Damon and Bev Boney

Matt Damon pictured with Bev Boney outside the Long Track Pantry in Jugiong. Photo: Bev Boney.

American actor Matt Damon was happy to pose with star-struck locals while visiting the regional village of Jugiong in the NSW Hilltops.

The celebrity picked up a coffee from Long Track Pantry during the surprise visit on 25 April and agreed to a selfie with one lucky customer.

“Took a little time out of my day for a quick coffee catch up with Matt Damon #whynot,” Bev Boney wrote when she shared the photo on Instagram.

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“Omg lucky you!” and “I still can’t believe this”, friends said in response to Bev’s post.

The photo shows Matt wearing a beanie while framed beautifully beneath autumnal leaves and holding the coffee he just purchased.

Long Track Pantry owner Juliet Robb said the visit was random and hadn’t been organised, but didn’t want to reveal what the star ordered or what he was like in case he returned.

A Hilltops Tourism newsletter reported Matt was visiting the area with his family and friend Chris Hemsworth.

Chris also shared a video on his Instagram three days after Matt was snapped in Jugiong of his family mustering sheep on a nearby property.

The video shows Chris riding a quad bike while his daughter runs on foot.

“Finally found a way to exhaust my kids #classicsheepdog,” Chris wrote on the Instagram post.

Australian Wool Innovation responded to the post with: “Thanks for supporting the Aussie wool industry. You and the family are always welcome on one of our 60,000 properties!”

Jugiong is a popular destination for people travelling between Sydney and Melbourne on the Hume Highway.

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Drivers can pull in for a break and enjoy a coffee at the pantry, pick up local wine from the cellar or have lunch at The Sir George.

“We hope they enjoyed their visit to our beautiful region,” the team at Hilltops Tourism wrote in the newsletter.

Original Article published by Hannah Sparks on About Regional.

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42 Responses to Hollywood star Matt Damon poses for a selfie with fan during visit to Jugiong
Karin Hagel Karin Hagel 10:56 pm 13 May 21

Kylie Chance - if you read the article they say he has info on where to find a Hemsworth. Jugiong isn't far away... could still be here somewhere #movetoCanberra

    Bronwyn Tolley Bronwyn Tolley 1:50 am 14 May 21

    Karin Hagel Prince Phillip at Buckingham Palace, July 20th 1969. The day man landed on the moon !

Susanne Gardiner Susanne Gardiner 5:01 am 13 May 21

Didn't talk to them, but was one of two families on a playground... The other was Hugh Jackman and his son.

Capital Retro Capital Retro 9:40 pm 12 May 21

I exchanged “hello’s” with John Wayne in a Hong Kong shop 50 years ago. He was a tall dude – 1.93m to be exact.

I just checked Matt Damon’s height and he is only a puny 1.77m.

    Maya123 Maya123 12:37 am 13 May 21

    Ah yes, but have you seen surveys of what is attractive to women? It’s not as tall as you might imagine. Every survey I have seen varied, but all were Matt Damon’s height or less 🙂

    I guess it depends whether men want to be attractive to women, or impress other men. :D.

    According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in In 2011-12, the average Australian man (18 years and over) was 175.6 cm tall.


    Capital Retro Capital Retro 10:19 am 13 May 21

    I’m not the least bit interested in surveys about what is attractive to women. But after two marriages I know that they love shoes and handbags and some jockeys I know have married rather tall women.

    Maya123 Maya123 12:42 am 14 May 21

    LOL, I have about nine pairs of shoes I wear away from the house. Plus two handbags, which I haven’t used for about two years.

    “They” is too broad a brush :).

    The jockeys might have similar ideas to a friend of a friend. He was short, but he married a tall woman. He replied to a comment on that, that he didn’t want short children, and had sought a tall wife.

Adam Gallagher Adam Gallagher 4:25 pm 12 May 21

Phoebe who would have thought 🤣

Wendy Leigh Wendy Leigh 4:49 am 11 May 21

Penny Locke this is what I mentioned yesterday 😊

Jenny Brown Jenny Brown 8:18 pm 10 May 21

Vivian Leigh

Melvin Tatara Melvin Tatara 8:18 pm 10 May 21

International travel... Ban? 🤔

Margherita Gee Margherita Gee 8:12 pm 10 May 21

GTFO I want to meet Matt! 🥺

Robyn Lynette Pierce Robyn Lynette Pierce 8:10 pm 10 May 21

The most impressive and wonderful human being I’ve ever met was Sir Roden Cutler. He came and opened our new club in Liverpool and as part of the management team I got to shake hands with him after I curtsied to him, that’s probably the only time I was ever tongue tied, but my boss at the time made up for it by telling Sir Roden that I thought he was wonderful, totally embarrassed me, but Sir Roden was just so very lovely, he held my hand and thanked me, I don’t think my feet touched the ground for many days after that 💜💜💜 and I was very sad when I heard of his passing

    Tig Beswick Tig Beswick 11:23 pm 13 May 21

    Robyn Lynette Pierce - when I was a little girl, I went to the NSW Governor General’s house because my dad had been invited. I remember a dear gentle man who told me stories and made me laugh. He was a wonderful human being.

Darren Elliott Darren Elliott 8:04 pm 10 May 21

Your a legend Chris f Hollywood

Nicole Orsolic Nicole Orsolic 7:58 pm 10 May 21

Hayley did you have a sneaky encounter too 🥰

Christopher Stuart Veilands Christopher Stuart Veilands 7:20 pm 10 May 21

Self indulgence. I've met me.

Fb meme and Hard Quiz winner

    Andrew Peter McGowan Andrew Peter McGowan 7:27 pm 10 May 21

    Christopher Stuart Veilands I've met you too

    Steve Manns Steve Manns 7:34 pm 10 May 21

    Christopher Stuart Veilands yea probably this guy

    Michael Bourke Michael Bourke 7:51 pm 10 May 21

    I think I've had a Beer with him, on the odd occasion.

Sophia Carlini Sophia Carlini 6:32 pm 10 May 21

Nik Bulum I’m so disappointed

    Sophia Carlini Sophia Carlini 6:33 pm 10 May 21

    But like also would have walked straight past him and not known haha

Danielle Crombie Danielle Crombie 4:25 pm 10 May 21

Melissa you missed Matt in Jugiong last visit 😒

Alwyn Edwards Alwyn Edwards 11:54 am 10 May 21

Had a beer with Richard Clapton 25 years ago on the Gold coast

Ruth Sear Ruth Sear 9:32 am 10 May 21

Why are all these celebrities being allowed into the country when our borders are ‘closed’?

    Fred Lamb Fred Lamb 3:55 pm 10 May 21

    Who cares? He is supporting the Australian film industry.

Sarah Walmsley Sarah Walmsley 9:51 pm 09 May 21

Neil Roberts for Doris.... Matt Daaaaaaaaammoooooon 😂😘

Jo Farrell Jo Farrell 8:50 pm 09 May 21

Tricia Wimpenny did he drop into Quirky Crow ???

Jennie Gilbert Jennie Gilbert 8:32 pm 09 May 21

Peter Gilbert even Matt Damon likes Long Track Pantry!

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